February 17, 2012 12:00 PM | Danny Cowan
Canabalt creator Adam Saltsman has detailed an iOS adaptation of the popular novel and upcoming feature film The Hunger Games, developed in cooperation with a lineup of standout indie developers.
Film distribution company Lionsgate first approached Saltsman about the project in October. Expecting a request for a Canabalt re-skin, Saltsman was surprised when the company accepted his pitch for "an original touch-based action game" featuring a focus on marksmanship and strategy.
Saltsman describes the project's assembled "indie dream-team":
"Mark Johns (Tap Tap Dance) and Kevin Coulton, the minds behind Doomlaser (Hot Throttle, Space Barnacle), are fleshing out the design while they program the game from scratch. Paul Veer (Super Crate Box, Serious Sam: The Random Encounter) is the lead artist and animator.
"Daniel Baranowsky (Canabalt, Super Meat Boy) is composing an original soundtrack inspired by the film. Ozone Sound & Music (Max and Al's Heavy-Duty) are handling the sound effects, and the one and only Kert Gartner (Winnitron) will be putting together our launch trailer."
The Hunger Games: Girl on Fire will premiere in the App Store alongside the film's release on March 23rd.